For much of the nation, gearing up for the Fourth of July means preparing for a gathering of family, friends and the aroma of barbecue, baked beans and all the trimmings — and it’s no wonder. Great food, fun and live music are all as American as apple pie. Still, the reason for the Fourth of July holiday is rooted more in the nation’s industrious culture than cuisine.
With the U.S. economy humming along, American factories are starting to get their groove back. We already told you about 100+ awesome things made right here in the United States, from furniture and cookware to clothing and tools, but what about some of our favorite items we use on a daily basis?
Made in the USA: Team Clark’s favorite things
With the country celebrating its independence, we thought this would be a great time to take a moment and list some of Team Clark’s favorite made-in-America products. Not only are these items trusted and true, but they’re as diverse as our nation is today.
My “Made in the USA” Favorite Thing is Candie — my 1999 Ford Escort ZX2! She was 7 miles when I drove her off the lot and now has 420,000+ miles on her. She’s my pride & joy!
My favorite “Made in America” product is my Tervis tumbler. I use it every day to keep my coffee hot or my water cold. Plus, it’s a fun pop of color on my desk!
I have three pairs of assorted Dickies Carpenter Pants that I bought last year from Walmart. Not only are they my faves, but they’re great for going out and about on the weekends. Dickies is straight outta Texas, by the way!
It’s not particularly cheap, but I love my Liberty Tabletop flatware that we got as a wedding gift. It’s available on Amazon. If you’re looking for something cheaper, I love Lodge cast iron cooking tools.
It’s very hard to find towels that are made in America, but these are. 1888 Mills’ facility in Georgia is one of the last remaining towel manufacturing plants in the United States, according to its website. You can buy them on Amazon.
My fave ‘Made in America’ product…my 2001 Saturn…made in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
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I am a Crayola person myself. From my earliest memories sitting on the floor coloring with my grandma to now sitting on the floor coloring with my granddaughter. They make memories wherever they are found. They are universal, require no translation and can be used and reused.